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Please be advised that the Embassy of Ireland, Switzerland website has moved and this page is no longer being updated. The Embassy website is now available at Ireland.ie/berne.


Travel Advice

Travel to Ireland from Switzerland

Swiss nationals may travel to Ireland on a valid national I.D. or valid passport. If you also plan to travel to Northern Ireland, or elsewhere in the United Kingdom, you should check with the British authorities. 

The visa-free exemption for those travelling on a Convention Travel Document issued by Switzerland has been suspended. For futher information please consult: Government agrees to temporarily require refugees travelling to Ireland from safe European countries to hold visas - Immigration Service Delivery (irishimmigration.ie)

Travel to Switzerland from Ireland

You will find the current Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice here. The Embassy will provide travel updates also by Twitter

Embassy Services

If you would like to contact the Embassy, you may contact us by emailOur inbox is monitored regularly throughout business hours.

Additionally, our phone line (+41 31 350 03 80 ) is open Monday to Friday, between 0930 and 1200. 

Our public office is open from 10 to 1200, Monday to Friday. 

Passport & Visa Services

All those resident in Switzerland and Liechtenstein who require a passport must now apply online using the Passport Online service. If you have any queries relating to a passport application please contact our Customer Service Hub who will be happy to assist you. 

Those resident in Algeria who require a passport, or have a passport enquiry, may contact the Embassy.

If you have a query about visas, you may contact us by email with all relevant information, and we will respond as soon as possible. 


Passport Online

Passport Online

Planning an overseas holiday?

Ensure your passport is in date before you book flights and hotels. PassportOnline is the fastest way to apply for your or your child's passport, from anywhere in the world.

This secure and convenient service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on a smartphone, tablet or personal computer.

Apply Online

Contact Embassy of Ireland, Switzerland

Address & Opening Hours

Embassy of Ireland

2nd floor
Kirchenfeldstrasse 68
P.O. Box 262
CH-3000 Berne 6

Tel: +41 31 350 03 80

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